Monday , April 23 2018

Events

Valentine’s Day less than two weeks away

Valentines Day hotel scene

For hotel directors of sales and marketing, Valentine’s Day is less about romance or showing one’s affection and more about delivering some semblance of occupancy during the traditionally lower-revenue tail-end of summer months (outside of the school holidays). Most plans are ideated and drawn out in broad strokes in late fall or prior to the holiday season, with tactical execution beginning in earnest …

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Grand Millennium Auckland launched with a bang

Grand Millennium hotel

A spectacular event for 300 guests marked the official launch of Grand Millennium Auckland to the New Zealand market. Millennium Hotel and Resorts unveiled New Zealand’s largest hotel as the country’s first Grand Millennium hotel. Paul Gallop, general manager says Grand Millennium Auckland joins eight other international Grand Millennium Hotels around the world to become a significant part of Millennium Hotels …

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AccorHotels’ Fiji fundraising event focuses on the community

100 competitors and crew arrived on the Yasawa Islands to install water tanks at Kesa Village for clean drinking water. Following on from successful events over the past decade, which have raised more than $1.8 Million dollars, AccorHotels and their charity partner Cure Kids kicked off their five day event with an early wakeup and a number of physic al …

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Heritage Christchurch wins world luxury hotel award

Heritage Christchurch has been announced a winner in the World Luxury Hotel Awards in the Luxury Historical Hotel category. Heritage Christchurch won the award in the Regional section – Christchurch, New Zealand in these awards, and the ceremony took place in Qatar Saturday night, October 29. “It’s an amazing achievement for our hotel to have received this international recognition. We …

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New seller packages for TRENZ 2017

New Zealand tourism operators wanting to sell their product internationally are invited to apply for TRENZ 2017, taking place in Auckland, 9-12 May. TRENZ is New Zealand’s annual business-to-business travel and trade event. Over four days of appointments, activities and networking functions, more than 250 New Zealand tourism businesses (Sellers) gather to showcase their products and services to more than …

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New Zealand’s priciest Penthouse to pull $10k per night

New Zealand’s priciest hotel suite, Eichardt’s Private Hotel’s ultra-luxury rooftop abode – aptly named “The Penthouse” – will officially open its doors mid-December 2016. Commanding $10,000 per night for its sweeping 180º view over Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu, exquisite design and VIP service, The Penthouse is the prize jewel in the Eichardt’s $6 million expansion, which also includes a new 200-seat …

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Two Queenstown hotels crowned at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Eichardt’s Private Hotel and The Spire Hotel (both falling under The Imperium Collection’s banner of luxury hospitality offerings in Queenstown) snatched up two new titles at the 2016 World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Qatar last week. Eichardt’s Private Hotel was crowned New Zealand’s Best Luxury Suite Hotel and The Spire Hotel was named New Zealand’s Best Luxury Romantic Hotel. …

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China’s Golden Week was gold for New Zealand

The tills were ringing and China’s state-backed China Travel Academy reported New Zealand experienced a 60% year-on-year increase of Chinese tourists during the first week of October, known in China as ‘Golden Week’. This month will end when a large group of affluent Chinese travel here for the inaugural New Zealand Tourism Investment Summit to be held 31 October in …

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How to manage your rates over a key event

What if there were two sporting finals happening this weekend: rates are high but the city is not full and it is Wednesday….  What should you do?  Hold or drop? First, ask yourself a few questions then do a little research: What is my financial goal over said event? Am I aiming for a revenue target or am I aiming for an …

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CINZ Outstanding Contributor Award goes to Waikato leader

Hobbiton Movie Set’s Russell Alexander has been recognised for his dedication and commitment to business tourism with the 2016 CINZ Outstanding Contributor Award. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Sue Sullivan presented him with the award at the association’s 40th annual conference gala dinner held at Hobbiton Movie Set in October. “As general manager of Hobbiton Movie Set …

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